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Dr. William Sisson Jr. Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-128

Scope and Contents

This collection contains official publications dealing with a variety of New Hanover County isssues such as housing, land use, waste management, transportation, population, public health, and the environment including groundwater and soil and drainage surveys. The collection also includes maps, correspondence dealing with proposed changes in Highway 421, and memoranda to the County Commission.


  • Creation: 1970-1997

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United StatesĀ  copyright law.

Biographical Note

Dr. William E. Sisson, Jr. a resident of Wilmington, North Carolina is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. A 1969 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, with a BA in History and Spanish, Sisson studied Agricultural Economics at the University of California-Berkeley, during 1970-1971. Two graduate degrees followed, Latin American Studies in 1974 and Urban Planning in 1977, both attained at UCLA. In 1985, Sisson enrolled in Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, and in 1989 became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician with certification from the New York College of Chiropractic.

On February 8, 1993, Dr. Sisson took the oath of office with New Hanover County's Board of Commissioners. Because of his interest in and knowledge of the environment and urban planning, Dr. Sisson, as a county Commissioner, played an active role in the county committees dealing with the environment and land use planning.


19 Containers (Contains 17 document boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 map case folder)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Dr. Sisson in 1997.

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